Gabrieli Tallit Buyer's Guide
How long does it take to receive the tallit set, including shipping time?
Gabrieli tallit sets are woven by hand. The production process typically takes 3-6 weeks, depending on the availability of the looms. For details on shipping, please refer to our Shipping Info page.
We have a bar mitzvah (or wedding) coming up in just a few weeks. Is there any way to expedite the process?
Yes, in some cases. Contact us with specifics (target date, name of tallit, size) and we'll see what we can do.
I appreciate having a range of tzitzit options to choose from, but many of the options shown are unfamiliar to me.
The Vilna Gaon, Sefer HaChinuch and Raavad options are only for tzitzit with techelet (blue string). For a comprehensive guide for both white and techelet tzitzit, refer to our Tzitzit Wizard.
What is the difference between the wool and cotton options?
The wool uses a thicker yarn, which of course results in a thicker tallit with an earthy look. The cotton is a a tighter weave, which produces a smoother fabric with finer detail.
I'm looking at one of the silk tallits. What is the material like?
Gabrieli uses a thick silk yarn that differs distinctly from thin silks. The silk tallit comes out slightly thinner than the wool and cotton, with finer detail and more sheen.
We'd like to personalize the tallit. What options are available?
The simplest option is to add letter embroidery to the bag, which is just $1 per letter, in Hebrew or English. If you order the 20" x 80" size note that the bag only has enough room for 6-8 letters.
Another option is to add a name to the atara, but this is generally not recommended. The cost is $1.75 per letter.
I would like to customize a tallit. Can this be arranged?
Yes, of course. See if any of the tallits shown have a pattern close to what you have in mind and then describe to us how you would like the colors modified. If possible, create a mock-up using a graphics program. We charge a $25 fee for customization.
If the Gabrielli talit is hand woven, can the size be customized?
Certainly. Standard Gabrieli tallit sizes are 20" x 80", 30" x 80", 40" x 80, 50" x 80" and 60" x 80". We show options for only the most common size options, 20" x 80", 50" x 80" and 60" x 80", but the 30" and 40" sizes are also available. We can create in-between sizes, but we cannot provide in-between prices! The price for a 48" x 75", for example, would be the same price as the standard 50" x 80".